my lizard was in a box, my bird in a box, my dog was all ready and they never came. >> i was in the hotel and that night, my brother and my father had stayed home, so we were like split, so we couldn't get in touch with them, so we thought they had died. >> when the storm passed, what did you think the next day? >> that i was safe. >> and that's all that mattered? >> everyone was okay, thank god, but yeah, like we didn't expect this to happen at all. >> i didn't really care about anything else, my house and all my stuff, i was just happy i was alive at that point. >> alive, yes, but their lives were turned upside down. >> like chairs in places i didn't think possible.